Hyena's Comedy Nightclubs - Dallas
(214) 823-LAFF (5233)
Located on 75 and Mockingbird Lane inside Mockingbird Station next door to the Angelica Theatre
Dustin Diamond - May 23, 24, 25
Dustin Diamond, known mostly to starring in Saved By The Bell, is an actor who has hit most screens in the recent past. He played the role of Samuel Power for almost thirteen years since it began. He played the role so well that he continued the role in the college series where it went by the name, Saved By The Bell: The College Years. Other than appearing on this show, he also appeared in number of games and some reality shows. Some of the reality shows that he appeared in are The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, Celebrity Fit Club, and Professional Wrestling. He has also appeared in films like Dickie Roberts: Former Child star in 2003. Dustin has performed stand-up comedy for several years. He has a stage humor which most comedians don’t have. He also commentates on TruTV’s, The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest… He has written Behind the Bell, the inside story of the young cast from Saved by the Bell. You can see him in the upcoming film Scavenger Killers (A New Kind of Crazy).
Matt Sadler - May 30, 31, Jun 1
Matt Sadler has been performing stand up comedy for over ten years. His fast-paced, high-energy style is truly a sight to behold. In 1999 he beat out 116 other comics to win the HBO National Talent Search. He was flown to Los Angeles, where he played the Hollywood Improv where he subsequently killed. In his spare time, he enjoys writing about himself in the third person. Over the last two years he has performed internationally in Korea, Japan and the Middle East for U.S. servicemen. He is the host of a game for the XBox and Playstation 2 called, "The Guy Game". He and his wife have settled in Austin, Texas as a home base from where he tours frequently. His wife would also like me to mention that he is extremely cute.
Bob Biggerstaff - Jun 6, 7, 8
Bob Biggerstaff began his comedy career at the legendary Laff Stop Comedy Club in Houston, TX ... as a doorman. After a few months "manning the door" he started to perform at the Laff Stop open mic night and developed his self-deprecating, sports related style. Bob quickly became one of Houston's top comics winning the Funniest Person in Houston Contest. He has been successful in many comedy competitions becoming a national finalist in Sierra Mist's "Search For the Next Great Comic", HBO's "The Lucky 21", and Comedy Centrals "Open Mic Fight".
Bob made his national television debut on NBC's hit show Last Comic Standing and was seen on Dave Attell's HBO special "Captain Miserable" (he's the guy throwing glitter on Dave at the end). Then came appearances on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", a semifinal appearance on Last Comic Standing, NESN's Comedy All-Stars, and the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. Most recently Bob was part of the inaugural Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest in Austin, TX and The Just For Laughs Chicago Festival.
Doug Benson - Jun 15
In 2006, Benson began hosting a weekly comedy podcast, titled Doug Loves Movies (Formerly I Love Movies with Doug Benson), which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. The show typically tapes weekly, and is later archived on iTunes for fans to listen to for free. Benson and guests talk about movies and comedy both. Benson's guests have included such notables as John Lithgow, Leonard Maltin, Brian Posehn, Joe Rogan, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Adam Carolla, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, Adam Scott, Bill Simmons, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera, Edgar Wright, Paul F. Tompkins, T.J. Miller and Jordan, the baseball-toting superfan.
Doug Loves Movies Podcast Taping
A regular feature of the podcast is the Leonard Maltin Game, which has been described as Name That Tune with movies instead of songs. The game consists of Benson reading the cast of an unknown movie in reverse order (star of the movie comes last) from Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide to his guests, who attempt to guess the movie.
At the conclusion of many of the early podcasts, Doug would state "As always, Willem Dafoe is a Shithead," which resulted in so many people wondering about why, that Google searches began to automatically complete the phrase as a suggested match. The Willem Dafoe comment started as a joke based on the fact that it would seemingly be the only bad words ever uttered about Dafoe, but many people didn't catch on and, after explaining it a few times, Benson decided to let Dafoe rest. Now, the runners up in the Leonard Maltin game are allowed to name one shithead as a consolation prize.
Benson has also started an annual, 2 hour Twelve Guests of Christmas special every holiday season. This episode features 12 guests rather than the usual 3 guests and they play an elimination style Leonard Maltin Game.
Maurice Benard - Jul 30
That's right, the Emmy winning star of General Hospital is hitting the road again. His fans have the chance to sit down with the star at over 12 cities across the U.S. Besides just celebrating General Hospitals 50 years on the air, Maurice has some exciting news to share about what he's been up to this year. So, if you want to find out about this exciting news and hear all about what Maurice has been up to on General Hospital, then look out for tickets to go on sale in the coming week.